Election 2021: Legislative District 28

NJ Spotlight News | September 17, 2021 | NJ Decides 2021

The 28th District covers four Essex County communities — Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington and Nutley — and a portion of Newark. 

A  majority-blue district, about 53% of its voters are Democrats, with only 8% Republican and most of the rest unaffiliated. 

In the contest for the Senate seat, incumbent Democrat Ronald Rice, a Vietnam veteran from Newark, is facing off against Republican Frank Contella, whose LinkedIn page lists him as a radio host personality, of Nutley. 

Democratic Assembly members Cleopatra Tucker of Newark and Ralph Caputo of Nutley are seeking re-election. Their Republican rivals are Monique Headen, an unsuccessful Essex County commissioner candidate last year, and Anthony D’Angelo, both of Newark.

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